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Re: The Rigby Highland Stalker rifle [Re: NitroX]
      #334157 - 03/11/19 09:17 PM

Added a 9.3x62 to the safe. Came set up with leupold 2x7 in Q- release mounts. Feels great in the hand. Quality is exceptional. Quick sight in with 2 shots touching at 90m. Session cut short by build up storms. Using 286g alaskan SP for Norma.
Hunted with it on Saturday, big day with only two pigs seen. Chris dropped one and we found three hoses on the way out. Overkill with the 286gr norma.
Impressed with it so far. Reasonable light and lively with the 286g factories. Length of pull is a little long for me so will require shortening.
Unsure of what projectiles I'm going to use. Woodleigh 232-250 grain or barnes 250TSX.
Very very happy....................
left 275 right 9.3x62

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Re: The Rigby Highland Stalker rifle [Re: 264]
      #334159 - 04/11/19 12:38 AM

Looking good!

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Re: The Rigby Highland Stalker rifle [Re: tinker]
      #334160 - 04/11/19 02:49 AM

Nice score Mic.

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Re: The Rigby Highland Stalker rifle [Re: Daryl_S]
      #334168 - 04/11/19 07:21 AM

Very nice Mick!
9.3x62 might be a little 'overkill' on a horse to some......whatever works I say!


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Re: The Rigby Highland Stalker rifle [Re: 93x64mm]
      #334169 - 04/11/19 07:32 AM

Congratulations on your new purchase, one can never get wrong with a 9,3x62.
A pair of really nice looking rifles!
Louis

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Re: The Rigby Highland Stalker rifle [Re: Louis]
      #334171 - 04/11/19 08:15 AM

Hi 264,

Beautiful rifles, indeed!!! Congragulations!!!
Also like and agree about your selection of cartidges. My TWO FAVORITES right now. In fact, the 7x57 is my ALL TIME favorite since 1972. I am new to the 9,3x62, but it is my present favorite "médium bore".

Best!

PH


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Re: The Rigby Highland Stalker rifle [Re: PatagonHunter]
      #334309 - 09/11/19 05:43 PM

First bull and boar today. Bull quick 3 at 60m on the trot then two after he went down. Boar length ways shot at 10m, recovered pill in rear leg.
Couple of nags as well so a good day. Very hot.........
9.3x62 Rigby highland stalker 286g Norma's alaskan SP



recovered 286gr SP


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Re: The Rigby Highland Stalker rifle [Re: 264]
      #334315 - 09/11/19 08:10 PM



Very nice looking rifles mate.

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Re: The Rigby Highland Stalker rifle [Re: NitroX]
      #334316 - 09/11/19 09:40 PM

That Norma bullet.
Hard working and efficient.

I bet you're happy with the new rifle!

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Re: The Rigby Highland Stalker rifle [Re: tinker]
      #334331 - 10/11/19 11:02 AM

Great rifles Mick, the 9.3 in particular looks really nice. Some nice beasts as well in some great looking country. Well done.

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Re: The Rigby Highland Stalker rifle [Re: Waidmannsheil]
      #334337 - 10/11/19 11:26 AM

Nice to see some results with the Norma Alaskan. I loaded up a bunch of ammo for my bro with those, at 2,200fps in his 9.3x57.
Won't see the results until after his Dec. trip for Elk.

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Re: The Rigby Highland Stalker rifle [Re: Daryl_S]
      #337247 - 01/02/20 05:09 AM

I was close to Rigby's London shop and factory earlier this month and had a spare hour before I needed to be back at the office. So I rang the doorbell. Maria, who I believe looks after all the exports showed me several Highland Stalkers and some of their London Best Rifles as well as a look round the factory.

Now the Highland Stalker is a really nice rifle and handles well. The barreled actions are made by Mauser and they are finished in London. Nothing wrong with that, indeed that's how most of the vintage ones were made. Indeed I have a Rigby made in 1976 made on a commercial mauser action.

And in the bigger bores - the Big Game would be a really good rifle for bigger stuff - again handles really nicely

Only slight niggle is the metal finish - it looks to me to be some form of ceramic finish as used by Blaser etc, rather than a proper blued finish. For its price point a nice deep chemical blue as used on say the Heym would be nicer IMHO. It's a real pity though that Mauser and Rigby do not make a proper left handed version, as being a left handed shot a left handed rifle is so much nicer.

Yes they are expensive with a little change out of £8,000 by the time you have added an extra or two.

Of course I could have a London best built for me. They use the Mayfair Mauser action - available in either hand. I was handed a couple to look at. They definitely are a class above in terms of feel and finish. Utterly beautiful and built by hand in the factory. Stocking - they start with a solid blank and very sharp chisels and draw knifes. But you could by a complete suite of Highland and Big Game rifles for the price of the London Best - but they are available in a left hand version.


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